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WNYC News

Newtown Shooting Probe Yields 1,000-Page Report, But Few Answers

Friday, December 27, 2013

The report refers to items found on a computer at Lanza's house that included writings that detail relationships, personal beliefs, a daily schedule, desires and goals. It also documents 911 calls, witness testimony and copious photographic evidence.

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On The Media

Covering the Anniversary of the Newtown Shooting

Friday, December 06, 2013

Next weekend marks the anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook elementary, and the town of Newtown has asked that the press stay away out of respect for the grieving families and community. Brooke discusses media coverage in light of this request as well as the ethics of airing the recently released 911 phone calls with executive editor of NPR news, Madhulika Sikka.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gun Bill Defeat

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yesterday, the senate voted down a plan to expand background checks on firearm sales, as well as several other amendments gun control advocates said would help prevent gun violence. Glenn Thrush, Senior White House Reporter for POLITICO, discusses the vote, President Obama's impassioned reaction to the defeat, and what comes next.

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New Jersey News

NJ Panel Call For Tougher Gun Regulations, Penalties

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A blue ribbon panel appointed by Governor Chris Christie after the Newtown school shooting massacre wants the state to tighten its gun regulations  and the access minors have to violent video games. The task force also wants to see increased access to mental health counseling.

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WNYC News

Warrants Released in Sandy Hook Shooting Investigation

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Warrants that investigators used to search the home and car of the man who shot and killed 26 people inside a Newtown elementary school were released Thursday morning, as well as information about the ongoing investigation. The documents were sealed for 90 days during the investigation. 

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WNYC News

Blumenthal: Gun Control Fight a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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A federal ban on assault weapons is not in the cards. The provision has been pulled from a gun control bill that Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate plan to bring to a vote next month. Majority Leader Harry Reid said he doesn’t have the votes to pass the provision, which would instead be included as an amendment.

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The Takeaway

Understanding the Brains of Mass Killers

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What compels a person to open fire upon innocent people? In a new documentary produced by NOVA, journalist Miles O'Brien investigates how far nueroscientists have come in determining what makes the brain of a violent adolescent different than that of a normal brain.  

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The Takeaway

Over 1,600 Gun-Related Deaths Since Newtown

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Shootings happen every day in America, but most are never covered by the national media. Now Slate is attempting to collect data on every person killed by a firearm. They've recorded more than 1,600 deaths in just the few weeks since the Newtown shooting.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Walmart and the AR-15

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

George Zornick, Washington reporter for The Nation, talks about his latest article, “How Walmart Helped Make the Newtown Shooter's AR-15 the Most Popular Assault Weapon in America.” It’s a look at how Walmart became the top seller of firearms and ammunition nationwide. As his story was going to press, Walmart pulled the weapon from its website, but it's still on shelves in about 1,700 stores nationwide. The article appears in the January 7-14 issue of The Nation.

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It's A Free Country ®

Watch Live: President Obama and VP Biden Announce New Gun Measures

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

President Obama and Vice President Biden unveil new proposals addressing gun violence. Watch live and Tweet your reactions along with us

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WNYC News

In Newtown, A Father Sends His First Grader Back to School

Friday, January 04, 2013

WNYC's Yasmeen Khan caught up with Glenn Schicker, whose first grade daughter attends Sandy Hook Elementary. Her best friend and fellow first-grader was killed in the shooting.

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WNYC News

Little New York Regulation of Rifle Used in Deadly Shootings

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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Almost 19,000 New Yorkers applied for a handgun license in 2009. The state police know who they are, the type of gun they own and where the guns were sold. But when it comes to rifles like the one used to kill 20 first-graders in Newtown, they haven’t got a clue.

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The Takeaway

Reexamining America's Mental Health System

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

How truly cohesive is the U.S.'s mental health care system? And what can be done to ensure that those who need care most have access to it? Dr. E. Fuller Torrey discusses the shortcomings of the country's resources for the mentally ill.

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WNYC News

Reflections on Newtown: Civil Rights and Human Dignity

Friday, December 28, 2012

In his final book, “Where Do We Go From Here, Chaos Or Community” the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior states: “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. (...) Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Talking about Newtown in School

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Teachers, principals, guidance counselors, administrators and other educators: how have you been dealing with talking about the Newtown shooting with students? What are you telling kids of different ages? How are your students handling it, and how have you been handling it? Call in to 212-433-9692 or post below.

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The Takeaway

Remembering Newtown on Christmas

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

This Christmas, less than two weeks after the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, we look at what it means to grieve during the holiday season with Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones, priest for pastoral and community care at at Trinity Wall Street Church in New York City.

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The Takeaway

What It Means to Be a Woman with a Gun

Friday, December 21, 2012

A recent Gallop poll proves that it’s not just men who are buying guns. Gun ownership among women is at an all time high – 43 percent report having a gun in their home. That’s not far off from the 52 percent of men who claim household gun ownership. Jessica Gonzalez and author Porochista Khakpour discuss what it means to be a woman with a gun.

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On The Media

The Untold Story of Guns

Friday, December 21, 2012

We’ve become accustomed in the past 20 years to seeing the issue of guns in America broken down into two camps: gun control advocates — led by police chiefs and Sarah Brady — and the all-powerful National Rifle Association. Bob talks to Adam Winkler, author of Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms In America, who says there was a time, relatively recently, in fact, when the NRA Supported gun control legislation, and the staunchest defenders of so-called "gun rights" were on the radical left. 

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On The Media

The Surprising History of Gun Control, School Shooting Myths, and More

Friday, December 21, 2012

The surprising history of the gun control narrative, the media myths of past school shootings, and the problem when the media speculate on the mental health of shooters.

On The Media

Interviewing Kids In the Wake of a Tragedy

Friday, December 21, 2012

A lot of criticism was leveled at the press for interviewing the child survivors of the Newtown school shooting in its immediate aftermath. Bob talks to WABC-TV reporter Bill Ritter about whether it's ever appropriate to interview a child in the moments after a disaster of this nature, and whether the very act of interviewing a child could contribute to the childrens' trauma.

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